Perspectives on experimental quantum causality

Inferring causal relations from empirical data is a central task in any scientific inquiry. To that aim, a mathematical theory of causality has been developed, not only stating under which conditions such inference becomes possible but also offering a formal framework to reason about cause and effect within quantum theory. This perspective article provides an overview of the latest results in the growing field of quantum causality, with a special focus on experimental implementations and concepts that only recently have entered in the quantum information dictionary. Ideas like bilocality, instrumental variables and interventions will be discussed from both a fundamental and an experimental perspective.


G. Carvacho, R. Chaves and F. SciarrinoEPLA, 2019